Note: This post was written in collaboration with Smile Brilliant, and all opinions are my own. Keep reading through the end for an exciting giveaway!
Did y’all know that your girl has a bit of a coffee addiction? It’s true. If I’m running late for work and I don’t have time to swing through the Starbucks drive-thru, I’m pretty much guaranteed to be a living zombie until lunchtime. In fact, I have such a fondness for coffee and espresso, I even specifically seek it out during my travels:
Being a coffee lover is nothing unusual. In fact, according to a 2015 Gallup poll, just under 2/3 of American adults drink at least one cup a day. It’s a pretty well-known fact that coffee stains teeth over time, and I’ve been a habitual coffee consumer for most of my adult life, so you can imagine that it’s difficult to keep my teeth white.
I had tried whitening mouthwashes and strips in the past, but nothing ever “stuck” for me. The results were either too short-lived or too much of a bother to keep up with. Still, like most people, of course I want to have a stain-free and sparkling smile! What’s a girl to do?
Enter Smile Brilliant, an at-home teeth whitening system with professional results. In fact, it’s the very same system used by many dentists.
I was offered their teeth whitening kit to review, and the first thing I noticed upon opening the box was how organized and easy to understand it was. The layout was clear and inviting. Prior to receiving, I was scared that I wouldn’t do it right, or that it’d be too difficult. But seriously, it was so easy!
The first step is to mix the base and catalyst paste to create trays that are custom-fitted to your teeth. They even give you an extra set of base and catalyst in case you need a do over. This MakeupbySarahButler video tutorial, My Teeth Whitening Routine, was so helpful for learning how to complete this part! When you’re finished, pop your trays in the (included) envelope and you’ll get your personalized trays shortly after.
I was so excited to start the trays! My teeth are pretty sensitive, so I started small: 30-45 minutes every third day. I worked my way up to 1.5-2 hours every other day, and in just a couple of weeks, my results have been amazing. The best part is that this method fits seamlessly into any schedule.
A couple weeks ago, I was getting ready for girls’ night out and I used my trays as I freshened up. Since they’re made especially for your teeth, you barely notice you’re wearing them. I was able to get dressed, do my makeup, and touch up my curls as I worked on my pearly whites. By the time I was done, it was time for the trays to come out!
I wasn’t sure that anything would be able to remove years of stains from my love of caffeine, but the results speak for themselves. I tried to take my before-and-after photos at the same time of day and in the same location to give the most accurate depiction:
You can see that a lot of the surface stains from my pre-Smile Brilliant teeth are diminished in the after photo. For such an affordable price (about 70% less than the average dentist for the same service), you really can’t go wrong with this kit. Teeth whitening trays start at $129.
If you’re like me and love to read a bunch of reviews prior to making a decision, check out more Smile Brilliant written and video reviews, gathered from their website, Google, and Youtube. As for me, I’m looking forward to continuing the use of my trays and reversing years of coffee stains!
As a final note, you know I couldn’t tell you about a product this great without running a giveaway! Head to www.smilebrilliant.com/g/